2009 Osun Osogbo Festival – photos by Tolu Ogunlesi

17 Aug

All images are the property of Tolu Ogunlesi © 2009. No photograph may be reproduced, copied, stored, manipulated, or used whole or in part of a derivative work, without my written permission (tolu.ogunlesi AT gmail.com). All rights reserved.

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7 Responses to “2009 Osun Osogbo Festival – photos by Tolu Ogunlesi”

  1. plastiQ August 19, 2009 at 6:40 am #

    Tolu, next time put a watermark on your pictures. Nice job you did man

  2. rayo August 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    wasnt i supposeda get an exclusive. lemme catch u oh. lol. wat kinda igba r they carryin these days. jeez

  3. kay kay October 7, 2009 at 6:22 am #

    you tried a little bit. but one would have expected you to post pictures of arugba osun , the chief priestess and the chief priest in ABUNDANCE in as much as they are the centres of attraction of the whole event

  4. Sheila Badmus December 19, 2009 at 4:34 am #

    Interestting images. What’s the purpose of the festival and does it have any symbolic meaning for the people who go there? Is it a yearly event?

    Is it a festival for the people who live in the local area based on tradition and heritage and does it involve the practice of fetish as some of your images suggest? Pls, correct me if I’m wrong?

    Your images are cool and you capture the spirit of those involved. The young lady with a smile on her face, she has tribal marks looks very at peace with whatever is going on inside and around her. The men who painted themselves in white and wearing dark glasses, hilarious.

    Nice work.

  5. Ismaheel omotayo March 18, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Tolulope oku ise takuntakun gbogbo awon awon nkan tioya nio han dada. Sugbon amoran mi fun o ni wipe kio tete jawo kuro nibi biba won se odun osun toriwipe inu Olohun kodun si awon keferi(lahanatu Lahi alalikafirina) Olohun sope ki ibinu ohun kio lomaba awon keferi, Emi ti mo n soro omobibi ilu osogbo nimi ni agbo ile adate sugbon eko ni emi n gbe emikosile fi owo osi juwe ile baba mi sugbon nkan ti Olohun koba tife oye kia jinasi tori wipe eniti obako lati jinasi yio wi ina. If u can have question ask. You can chek me on facebook at(ismaheel omotayo). Or eskimi at(ismaheel omotayo) or call me on 08154364823. Have a nice weekend.


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